…And Gave me a Smile


Artwork Details:

  • Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
  • 1/1
  • 32 x 39 cm 
  • Mounted
  • Signed

“In Les Halles, Paris, behind a vegetable stall, I was trying to get a shot of this girl with long pigtails. She always spotted me. So I never got her working, but one morning at dawn she gave up dodging me and gave me a smile.”

Harold Chapman 


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Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927.  As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography. Harold was self-taught.  He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho. Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life. He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times.  In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in 1963. Visit Artist page

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